Online since August 2002


RaynRoberts is found in print and online at Rattle, Rattapallax, Retort Magazine, The Sow's Ear Review, Voices in Wartime, PoetsWest, Thunder Sandwich, The Pedestal Magazine, Void Magazine, Poet's Corner in Fieralingue and many others. He appears in four anthologies. In 2006, Evolving Editions Press in New York included him in its "Illuminations" series. His newest book, “Of One and Many Worlds,” from Poetic Matrix Press came out in August 2006. In 2003 he published "Jazz Cocktails & Soapbox Songs". He is the author of “The Fires of Spring”, a collection of Buddhist poems written in South Korea where he teaches English to university students. Visit his web site.

This may be nothing new, nothing at all
or nothing now you need to take to heart.
Whatever it is to you, it will mean nothing
until realized: with billions of minds, hearts
savage wills pulling at the seams of reality
it's a wonder the whole doesn't tear open
spill out into riots, revolution, war, chaos
far more than it does, which doesn't mean
we stop trying to make life somewhat better,
but rather it will never be just what you want.
That's right; it will never be just as you want –
Say it often to yourself if you think it helps.

Published September 2005


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